What Applications Does a Genius Keep on His Task Bar? on Flickr – Photo Sharing!
While I'm not a personal fan of Richard Dawkins, I find this flick photograph with hotspots pointing to all of the apps on his computer fascinating. It demonstrates how any time we are in public, people may not hone in on what we think they are “there for” and may come away with something entirely different in this mashable, amazing, world.
yWriter4 – word processor for authors
yWriter is a free, highly rated, novel writing program that I found through a very complimentary review in PC Magazine. It is for the PC.
Just save your file as an RTF with chapter headings and it will import right into ywriter.
tags: education, literature, language, edu_newapp, techintegrator, professionaldevelopment
The online word processor from Adobe. This is one to watch because of testing and future compatibility with Adobe Air, a “plugin” that will let you take things offline and be online, although the word processor runs in a web browser. We are much closer to this environment.
tags: education, edu_newapp, literature, techintegrator
Microsoft Office Live – Microsoft Office Online
Microsoft Office live is an online extension of Microsoft Office. I'm going to test this so that I can compare to other services. My students told me today, “If you have us test and compare and contrast, you should at least look at this as well.” OK, I'm going in.
If you have Word on site it could be a place to collaborate with those who want a familiar environment. I'll let you know!
(Oh, and this also links to Office Live Small Business to create professional websites and manage your business. Interesting.
tags: education, geeks4, edu_newapp
Blogging and Free Speech Rights of Public Employees « Educational Insanity
Great discussion emerging on Jon Becker's blog about free speech and blogging of public employees. I learned as much from the comments as the blog post itself.
tags: education, ad4dcss, edu_news, digitalcitizenship, administrator
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I just finished teaching an online course “Infotechtools for engineers”.You can find the course here http://infotechtools.ning.com
We went through an exercise where students have to write about the use of Google doc, zoho writer, Wetpaint wiki and MS word using wetpaint wiki.
Also another document using google doc about social networking. We were about 10 people who collaborated live using the text chat from yugma and came up with this document
It was the general consensus that google doc offered better collaboration and more responsive then the wiki based collaborative writing.
Here is one of the student who said the same in the final assessment
It is at 2:30 minute mark. Simple thing like autosave feature in google doc improves usability while in wiki student have to save the changes all the time.
Wiki’s became popular when we did not have Gooogle docs but I am not sure after this experience.
Great post, the title today caught my eye on Twitter! I’ve just barely played sharing with a colleague on Microsoft Live, but want to go try out yLive and then it got me into your other post on 10 habits for Bloggers! Thanks.
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